Grammaria elegans Fraser, 1943a

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C., 2018, Names of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) established by Charles McLean Fraser (1872 - 1946), excluding those from Allan Hancock Expeditions, Zootaxa 4487 (1), pp. 1-83: 41

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Grammaria elegans Fraser, 1943a
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Grammaria elegans Fraser, 1943a 

Grammaria elegans Fraser, 1943a: 79  , pl. 18, fig. 7.

Holotype. MCZ-IZ 9007: U.S. Virgin Islands : off St. Croix, Blake Expedition, 17°37’55”N, 64°54’20”W, 115 fm (210 m), 0 5 January 1878, one colony, 8 cm high, with a detached fragment, in fairly good condition, without gonophores, labelled “ type ”; formalin, about to be transferred to ethanol.GoogleMaps 

Type locality. U.S. Virgin Islands : off St. Croix, 17°37’55”N, 64°54’20”W, 115 fm (210 m) ( Fraser 1943a).GoogleMaps 

Current status. Valid.

Remarks. Fraser (1943a) described Grammaria elegans  from a hydroid colony in collections at the MCZAbout MCZ, but designated no name-bearing type for it. A single specimen of the species from the type locality (“off Santa Cruz Island”), labelled “ type ”, was located in the MCZAbout MCZ Type Collection (MCZ-IZ 9007). That specimen is the holotype by monotypy. No types were located elsewhere ( NMNHAbout NMNH, CASAbout CAS, RBCMAbout RBCM, YPMAbout YPM), and it was not mentioned as part of the Fraser Hydroid Collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM by Arai (1977).

Grammaria elegans  is listed as valid in WoRMS. With the exception of one questionable record from slope waters off the Carolinas ( Hilbig 1994, as G. cf. elegans  ), the species is known only from the original description. Its gonosome is unknown.

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

RBCM

Royal British Columbia Museum

YPM

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Lafoeidae

Genus

Grammaria

Loc

Grammaria elegans Fraser, 1943a

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C. 2018

2018
Loc

Grammaria elegans

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